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  • Between 1990 and 2008, the women veteran population increased from 1.2 million to 1.8 million. Today women represent approximately 8% of the total veteran population. Center for Women Veterans – Department for Veterans Affairs
  • By the year 2020, it is projected that women veterans will comprise more than 10% of the veteran population. Center for Women Veterans – Department of Veterans Affairs
  • In 2008 there were approximately 1,802,491 female veterans. Center for Women Veterans – Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Female veterans ages 25 to 34 have a relatively high unemployment rate of 15.1%, and those between of the ages 35 to 44 had an unemployment rate of 7.5%. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
  • The estimated median age of all U.S. women veterans is 47, compared with male veterans at 61. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Post – Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression in women veterans are two of the top three conditions treated. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • As of the fall of 2009, women made up more than 14% of active duty military, more than 17% of active reserves and 15% of the National Guard. Military Family Resource Center
  • Of the nation’s 400,000 homeless veterans, 3% of them are women. Center for Women Veterans – Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The risk of homelessness for veteran women is 3.6 times more likely as non-veteran women. Director of Veteran’s Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center


  • At the base of the mountain, you think only of your limits. At the peak, you realize there are no limits.
    Alicia Robison, Program Coordinator, No Barriers Soldiers
  • These guys aim to achieve something quite remarkable, and in doing so will prove to everybody else that even though you’ve lost a leg or lost an arm, or whatever your illness may be, that you can achieve pretty much anything if you put your mind to it.
    Prince Harry, Patron, No Barriers Soldiers South Pole Expedition


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